Item Description
GUNG HO/ GREAT ST. LOUIS BANK ROBBERY/MASTER TOUCH (DVD, 2008)
NEW- 3 Movies on 1 DVD
GUNG HO
Leading Role: Randolph Scott
Director: Ray Enright
Movie Description
GUNG HO! is the true story of a special battalion picked from the toughest men in the U.S Marines and given the dangerous mission of recapturing Japanese-held islands in the South Pacific during World War II. Hollywood tough guy Randolph Scott stars as their commander, Colonel Thorwald, who recruits and trains the soldiers--collectively known as "Carlson's Raiders"--in all imaginable forms of combat, culminating in an explosive battle sequence at the Japanese stronghold on Makin Island. The film, which also features a great performance by legendary icon Robert Mitchum, introduced the expression "gung ho" to the American vernacular and was an important piece of morale-raising propaganda during U.S. involvement in World War II.
Credits
Cast: Randolph Scott
Director: Ray Enright
Synopsis
The title comes from the Chinese phrase meaning "work together," and was a popular expression among Marines during World War II. The film dramatizes the first American offensive in the Pacific when land was recaptured from the Japanese on Makin Island. A detailed description of the preparations show the selection and training of 200 Marines, their transportation by submarine to the island, and finally, the raid itself.
Most of the narrative comes from first-hand accounts of the battle, giving the film's action a hard-edged realism.
 
GREAT ST. LOUIS BANK ROBBERY
Leading Role: Steve McQueen
Director: Charles Guggenheim, John Stix
Movie Description
Long before Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS came this drama about a hastily formed gang of eccentric hoods who plan the perfect heist only to botch the execution, setting them at each other's throats and sending them all scrambling to save their own skins.
Credits
Cast: Steve McQueen
Director: Charles Guggenheim, John Stix
MASTER TOUCH
Leading Role: Kirk Douglas
Director: Michele Lupo
Movie Description
A partner in a daring and clever robbery finds out the hard way that "there is no honor among thieves" when he is double- crossed and left to take the rap while his buddy enjoys the loot.
Credits
Cast: Kirk Douglas
Director: Michele Lupo
Synopsis
Wallace is a career criminal, freshly released from a stint in the pen. To his wife's dismay, Wallace embarks on yet another caper -- an audacious safecracking job -- immediately upon returning home. Also recruited to carry out a job at the same is Marco, a trapeze artist who will provide an alibi for Wallace.
When things go wrong, however, it's Wallace who stands to lose everything... including his wife and his freedom.
Format: DVD
May 2008
Recording Mode: (unknown)
UPC: 762747004399